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Election Commission
EC To Conduct Polls For Vacant Rajya Sabha Seats On Oct 4

"The Commission has decided to hold six bye-elections to the Council of States -- Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh -- to fill up the vacancies," said a statement from the EC.

Cuttack Municipal Corporation
Odisha Municipal Rules (Amendment) Bill 2021 Tabled In Assembly

The Odisha Municipal Rules (Amendment) Bill 2021 was tabled in the State Assembly on Monday. The introduction of the bill comes at a time when the elections are scheduled to be held next year.

Pipili Arena Warms Up With Bypoll Campaign Heat
Pipili Arena Warms Up With Bypoll Campaign Heat

The woeful tale of this voter from Siriapur village under Jasuapur panchayat clearly relates how easily political leaders forget their promises to voters after the elections. 

Election Commission of India
EC Moves SC For Fixing Timeline For Filing Election Pleas, Release Of EVMs, VVPATs Used In 6 States

The poll panel is seeking appropriate directions from this court fixing a timeline for filing of Election Petitions in the States/Union Territories of Assam, Kerala, NCT of Delhi, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Election Commission
Election Commission Blows Bugle For Bengal Bypolls

In a memorandum submitted to the poll panel, the party stated that with the decreasing number of Coronavirus cases in the state, the conditions are conducive for conducting the bypolls with appropriate Covid protocols in place.

Supreme Court
SC Refuses To Expunge Critical Remarks Of Madras HC Against EC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to expunge critical remarks of the Madras High Court holding the poll panel responsible for surge in COVID cases in country, and…

Election Commission Of India
COVID Resurge In Odisha: ECI Defers Pipili Bypoll

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With a rapid surge in COVID infection in Odisha, the By-election to the Pipili Assembly constituency scheduled to be held on May 16 has been deferred by the…

Supreme Court
EC Plea On Media 'Too Far Fetched', It Can't Be Restrained From Reporting Court Discussions: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday termed as too far fetched the poll panel’s plea for restraining media from reporting remarks in court proceedings and came out in support…

EC Cracks Whip
EC Cracks Whip As TMC Supporters Go On Celebration Spree, Flouting Covid-19 Norms

Kolkata: Physical distancing went for a toss as TMC supporters, thumbing their noses at the raging Covid-19 pandemic, hit the streets, beating drums, bursting firecrackers and smearing ‘gulal’ on one…

File FIR Against People Celebrating Poll Victory: EC To States

New Delhi: As the counting of votes for the Assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory is still in progress, the Election Commission on Sunday directed all the…

Election Commission
Assembly Polls: EC Issues Detailed Guidelines For Counting

Kolkata: Considering the alarming spike in the number of Covid cases in the country, the Election Commission of India has made it mandatory that no candidate/agent will be allowed inside…

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'Lives Precious, Not Election': Odisha Congress Urges EC To Put Pipili Bypoll On Hold

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Congress on Tuesday demanded postponement of the upcoming Pipili by-election in view of the Covid-19 crisis that has hit the country as well as the State.…

Assembly Polls: EC Bans Victory Processions On Or After Counting Of Votes Amid COVID Surge

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday banned all victory processions after counting of votes in states where assembly polls were held to check the spread of coronavirus. The counting…

Most Irresponsible Institution, Should Be Charged With Murder: Madras HC Lashes Out At EC
Most Irresponsible Institution, Should Be Charged With Murder: Madras HC Lashes Out At EC

Chennai: Lashing out against the Election Commission, the Madras High Court on Monday termed it “the most irresponsible institution in the country” and should probably face murder charges for not…

Bengal Assembly Elections: EC To Deploy 779 Companies Of Central Forces For 6th Phase Of Polls
Bengal Assembly Elections: EC To Deploy 779 Companies Of Central Forces For 6th Phase Of Polls

Kolkata: The Election Commission has decided to deploy 779 companies of central forces for the sixth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal in which voters of 43 constituencies across…

Pipili Bypoll Postponed After Congress Candidate Succumbs To COVID-19

Puri: The Pipili bypoll has been postponed following the untimely demise of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj who succumbed due to COVID-19 infection on Wednesday. The Puri Additional District Magistrate (ADM)…

EC Frets As Star Campaigners, Leaders Don't Wear Masks While Campaigning

New Delhi: Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Election Commission on Friday flagged instances of star campaigners and political leaders not wearing masks while campaigning, and asked them to follow in…

EC Notice To Mamata Banerjee Over Remark On Central Forces

Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) has again issued a show cause notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, seeking a written explanation for her “attempt to berate and vilify…

EC Bans Crowded Finale Of Open Campaigning In Kerala Ahead Of April 6 Polls

Thiruvananthapuram: The COVID-19 seems to play a spoilsport on the usual crowded culmination to the weeks-long poll campaigning in Kerala as the Election Commission has banned the years-long practice in the wake of the virus spread in the state. Based on the request of the state Chief Electoral Officer, Teeka Ram Meena, the Election Commission […]

Assam EVM Row: Presiding Officer Suspended, Re-Poll Ordered By EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday ordered repoll at a polling station in the Ratabari Assembly seat of Assam after the EVM was found in a BJP candidate’s vehicle on Thursday evening. The EC in its order said: “The presiding officer and 3 other officials have been placed under suspension. Although the seals of […]

Pipili By-election
Pipili Bypoll Gazette Notification Out, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The State Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha on Tuesday published the gazette notification for the upcoming by-election to the Assembly constituency of Pipili. The bypoll to the 110 – Pipili Assembly seat which has been lying vacant since October 4 2020 following the demise of 7-time MLA Pradeep Maharathy will go to polls on […]

Election Commission
EC Makes Record Seizures Worth Rs 331 Cr Ahead Of Assembly Polls

New Delhi: The Election Commission has made record seizures amounting to Rs 331.47 crore under the expenditure monitoring process in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, even ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls. The record seizures have been made even though polling is yet to start in these states/Union Territory, as it is […]

Mamata Banerjee
Election Commission Concludes Injuries Sustained By Mamata Banerjee Not Result Of Attack: Sources

New Delhi: The Election Commission has ruled out that there was any attack on West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee that led to her injuries, sources in the poll body said on Sunday. After reviewing the reports sent by its two special poll observers and the state government, the Commission concluded […]

Election Commission Begins Officers' Scrutiny Drive For 2021 Polls In 5 States

New Delhi: With just six to seven months left for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Assam, the Election Commission (EC) has begun a mammoth drive for the scrutiny of officers being deployed in the five-yearly exercise aimed at achieving “free and fair” polls. It is being ensured that the […]

Kamal Nath's 'Item' Remark: SC Stays EC Order Revoking Star Campaigner Status For MP Bypolls

New Delhi: In a relief to Kamal Nath, the Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Election Commission and stayed its order of withdrawing star campaigner status of the former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader. Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, representing the Election Commission, submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde that […]